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‘Asaram was involved with at least six women’

The victim was with Asaram for about 45 minutes in the kutir which is located 2 km away from Gurukul Ashram.

Updated: February 5, 2014 6:11 pm


The chargesheet filed before a Gandhinagar district court against Asaram claims the self-styled godman was sexually involved with at least six women. He has also been accused of having unnatural sex with them. The details of the chargesheet were revealed on Wednesday. 

The police have placed statements of 101 witnesses with Asaram’s former cook Akhilesh Gupta marked as the star witness. Gupta has said that in July 2001, he saw the 33-year-old Surat-based girl — who lodged an FIR — coming out crying from of Asaram’s Shanti Vatika Kutir at Motera in Ahmedabad.

Gupta has said that a couple of weeks after Guru Purnima in 2001 Asaram’s daughter Bharti arrived at Shanti Kutir with two girls, including the victim. He has said the other girl, who was an expert in acupressure therapy, left with Bharti in ten minutes.

According to Gupta, the victim was with Asaram for about 45 minutes in the kutir which is located 2 km away from Gurukul Ashram run by Asaram. On several occasions, he says he asked Asaram why so many girls visited him alone but he was asked to keep quite and, sometimes threatened.

Gupta was associated with Asaram since 1996 when his father and mother were followers of the godman. He left him in 2008.
The chargesheet also reveals various murky details of Asaram’s relationships with other women. It states that in 2005 Asaram had unnatural sex with at least six women, including the complainant.

The police have chargesheeted Asaram, his wife Lakshmi, daughter Bharti, four women followers — identified as Dhruvben, Nirmala, Jassi and Meera —under various sections of Indian Penal Code including 376 (2) (C), 377, 357, 504 among others. The chargesheet was filed before Chief Judicial Magistrate J B Parikh in Gandhinagar.

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  1. S
    Jan 28, 2014 at 8:02 am
    Because of the work carried out by H.H. Asaram Bapu, major harm is caused to international companies and Christian Missionaries. Therefore, His defamation is an international conspiracy. Everybody should apply his mind whether an individual, who possess enough morality to perform such a big task will defile himself by committing a heinous act like rape.
    1. Rohtash Nagi
      Jan 20, 2014 at 4:02 pm
      Any false Allegations against Hindu sant very easy. but no single proof yet only bogus stories come out from Police till now, Why lalu yadav is free even after court decide 5 year immurement.
      1. P
        Jan 16, 2014 at 4:10 pm
        the self styled godman like asaram have survived so far bcoz many people are still foolish and can't see the reality of these babas.One can still find many who worship asaram like god